Harder Hall: Tennessee's Pietila leads
Hannah Pietila
Hannah Pietila

SEBRING, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2014) -- University of Tennessee freshman Hannah Pietila carded a bogey-free 67 on a misty and breezy day to lead the 59th Harder Hall Women’s Invitational after the second round.

Pietila holds a two shot lead over Oakland Park, Florida’s Meghan Stasi, 4-time USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion.

Harder Hall Country Club is playing at 6,150 yards for the championship, which concludes on Saturday, January 11 after 72 holes.

In the Forever Forty-nine division, Cape Coral, Florida’s Gigi Higgins carded a 75 for a two-day total of 155 to take a one-shot lead over first round leader Martha Leach of Hebron, KY, who carded her second 78.

In the Ben Roman division, Becky Krakowski of Beavercreek, OH shot 81 to take a two shot lead at 161 over defending champion Nancy Jackson of Boynton Beach, FL who followed her 78 with an 85.

Results For Harder Hall Women's Golf Invitational
1FLMeghan StasiOakland Park, FL100073-72-74-70--289
T2MIHannah PietilaBrighton, MI70076-67-76-78--297
T2FLEmmy MartinOdessa, FL70074-76-73-74--297
4HIKristina MerkleHonolulu, HI50075-72-76-76--299
5EnglandIndia ClyburnEngland50072-77-73-80--302

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ABOUT THE Harder Hall Invitational

The Harder Hall Women’s Invitational was first played in 1956 in Sebring, Florida. Harder Hall was a grand old hotel with a wonderful Dick Wilson golf course. The Tournament was started by Harder Hall Head Professional Ben Roman to draw women amateur golfers to Sebring. The hotel was closed in the 1980s but the Tournament has continued and thrived. 

Harder Hall is a four-day no cut stroke play Tournament for women amateurs.  It draws an international field and has two Divisions. The Championship Division handicaps are capped at 16.4 and the Ben Roman Division includes handicaps from 7.0 to 24.4. It is the first of four "Orange Blossom" Florida winter tournaments.

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